All is well as we approach the PostArctic era. Here are some images originally shot at the Arctic Circle in Norway by Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson.
Taken from here.
From Climate Signals.
A massive, growing pool of icy meltwater in the Arctic Ocean is a wild card in future climate scenarios, European researchers said today.
Estimated in 2009 at more than 7,500 cubic km – twice the volume of Africa’s Lake Victoria – and growing, the water could flush quickly into the Atlantic with unpredictable effect when prevailing atmospheric patterns shift, as occurred most recently in the 1960s and 1990s.
The situation is one of many disquieting findings captured by project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 institutes in 10 European countries to inventory and synthesize the research of almost 300 EU-funded projects over 13 years related to climate change and Europe’s oceans and near-shore waters, and the Baltic and Black Seas. (more…)
Article of page 4 of today’s Gazoo suggests that Arctic ice in summer will be gone as soon as three years. I’ve been talking about this one for a while and I still don’t understand why this is page 4 news. It should be an international headline! Well, no need to panic and most of us would prefer to think it’s not happening or that there will be no consequences. But that huge white sheet reflects a lot of sun (heat) that will now just get absorbed by the deep blue sea which in turn will get warmer, and warmer, and….